The end of summer is at hand, with its welcome break from heat and humidity. As we look forward to cool nights and changing leaves, it’s time to get your home ready for autumn.


1. Chimney Sweep

Do you use a wood-burning fireplace? Autumn is the time to have your chimney cleaned and inspected. You can avoid chimney fires and make sure your fireplace is in good condition so you can enjoy cozy evenings with a crackling—and safe—fire.

While you’re tending to your fireplace, remember to make arrangements for firewood. Whether you chop it yourself or buy it, now is the time to stock up!

2. Closet Conversion

Autumn is the perfect time to start gathering winter bedding and clothing. Air out quilts and comforters and make sure the moths didn’t get to your wool sweaters.

Take this chance to go through your summer wardrobe. Get rid of things you don’t wear and do any necessary mending so you’re ready to switch from shorts to shearling.

3. Hit the Yard

Take some time while the weather is still nice to clean your gutters and clean up your yard. Trim dead branches, cut back plants and bushes, and enjoy the late summer sunshine.

Remember, if you live in an area with trees, those gutters are going to need attention several times throughout the season!

While you’re outside, take a look and make sure your home exterior is in good shape. Fix any holes so you don’t have unwanted rodent visitors and swipe away summer spider webs.

4. Cozy Up

Now that you’ve gathered up your winter gear, it’s time to prepare your space for optimal coziness. As the weather turns chilly it feels wonderful to curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea.

Try a tray that doubles as a lap desk for the most versatility. You can use the Rossie Home Lap Tray either by itself to transport your warm drinks, or with its detachable pillow to create a comfy workspace.

5. Fine-Tune Your Furnace

This is a great time to make an appointment for your yearly furnace inspection. A professional will change filters, check for wear, and generally make sure your heating system is set for the winter.

At the same time, they cover your central air conditioning for the season.
Make the most of late summer weekends and be all set when cooler weather rolls in!